By Mr Anand Neelakantan
The epic story of victory and defeatƒ the tale of the Ramayana were instructed innumerable instances. The enchanting tale of Rama, the incarnation of God, who slew Ravana, the evil demon of darkness, is understood to each Indian. And within the pages of historical past, as continuously, it's the model instructed through the victors, that lives on. The voice of the vanquished is still misplaced in silence. yet what if Ravana and his humans had a distinct tale to inform? the tale of the Ravanayana had by no means been informed. Asura is the epic story of the vanquished Asura humans, a narrative that has been adored through the oppressed outcastes of India for 3000 years. previously, no Asura has dared to inform the story. yet maybe the time has come for the useless and the defeated to talk. ñFor millions of years, i've been vilified and my dying is widely known 12 months after 12 months in each nook of India. Why? used to be it simply because I challenged the Gods for the sake of my daughter? was once it simply because I freed a race from the yoke of caste-based Deva rule? you have got heard the victor's story, the Ramayana. Now pay attention the Ravanayana, for i'm Ravana, the Asura, and my tale is the story of the vanquished.î ñI am a non-entity ? invisible, powerless and negligible. No epics will ever be written approximately me. i've got suffered either Ravana and Rama ? the hero and the villain or the villain and the hero. while the tales of significant males are advised, my voice probably too feeble to be heard. but, spare me a second and listen to my tale, for i'm Bhadra, the Asura, and my existence is the story of the loser.î the traditional Asura empire lay shattered into many warring petty kingdoms reeling below the heel of the Devas. In desperation, the Asuras search for to a tender saviour ? Ravana. Believing greater global awaits them lower than Ravana, universal males like Bhadra choose to stick to the younger chief. With a will of iron and a fiery ambition to prevail, Ravana leads his humans from victory to victory and carves out an unlimited empire from the Devas. yet even if Ravana succeeds spectacularly, the negative Asuras locate that not anything a lot has replaced for them. it's while that Ravana, by way of one motion, adjustments the heritage of the realm.
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In the S´a¯kta or Goddess strand of traditional Hinduism, the woman is identiﬁed as a symbol and representative of the Goddess as Power or ´s akti. Understood thus, the Goddess is the empowering mode of her male consort, who is represented as inert and passive. Theologically there is but one Supreme Being, no doubt, but artistically and mythologically the one Deity is portrayed in the two interlinked modes of male and female. The male represents the continuing presence or stasis of the Deity, while the female is its active power and outreach.